NOTES FROM THE BAY
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Columns

Sejal Choksi-Chugh

 

Reflections and updates about the Bay from San Francisco Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh

I’m not a fan of my morning alarm disrupting my cozy slumber. But to be on time and prepared for my busy day, I need that wake-up call, no matter how jarring.  I write this with similar mixed...

A multinational corporation is mining sand from the bottom of San Francisco Bay and selling it for a profit. But the Bay’s sand belongs to you and me. And taking sand out of the Bay harms Dungeness...

If you’ve travelled by plane over the Bay Area, you may have seen the bright red, orange, and yellow ponds in south San Francisco Bay. They look pretty and calm, but they’re actually the site of a...

San Francisco Bay’s water level is expected to rise over the coming decades. Even using the moderate estimates of three feet over the next eighty years, the resulting damage could resemble the recent...

On Saturday September 15, International Coastal Cleanup Day, thousands of Bay Area residents will head to local beaches to pick up trash. But many people don’t realize that San Francisco Bay’s...

A lack of fresh water is tearing apart San Francisco Bay’s web of life. Salmon hatch in rivers and migrate to the ocean at a young age. They mature there and return to the river where they hatched...

We were on the Baykeeper boat for a pollution patrol recently when I noticed something surprising. The stockpiles of toxic black coal that usually tower along the Richmond shoreline were the smallest...

If you love San Francisco Bay, you’re invited to spend an unforgettable day on the water—for a great cause. Kayak, stand-up paddle board, swim, or boat in the 5th Annual Bay Parade, on Sunday,...

If you’re a Bay Area voter, congratulations! Your vote has begun making a difference for San Francisco Bay. Two years ago, an overwhelming majority of Bay Area voters showed how much they love the...

Update: As of April 5, the derelict boat has left Aquatic Park. For months, a rundown sailboat has been illegally anchored in San Francisco Bay’s most sheltered swimming cove, Aquatic Park, off...

If you discover a sewage spill in Oakland—or have reported a spill in the past to Oakland city officials—please report it to Baykeeper. Sewage spilled into city streets generally ends up in...

Compared to some of our wild neighbors around the Bay Area, we’re all newbies to California. Sturgeon have swum in our local waters for more than 2 million years. These giant fish can grow even...

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